BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen AG says its global sales were up nearly 20 percent in year-on-year terms in January as strong demand in Asia, particularly China and India, continued to power growth.
Volkswagen -- whose brands also include Audi, Skoda and Seat -- said Friday the group delivered 644,200 vehicles in January. That compared with 538,600 a year earlier.
In China, the company's deliveries were up 30.6 percent to 217,900. Sales in India, while still far smaller, nearly tripled to 7,400.
Volkswagen reported more sedate growth in the United States, where deliveries rose 6.8 percent to 26,300; and in its German home market, where they were up 4.3 percent to 74,800.
Volkswagen board member Christian Klingler says the company is "very satisfied with the way the year has started."